A Tuscaloosa man has been charged with capital murder after he allegedly defied two restraining orders and killed a woman he used to date in the Tuscaloosa County community of Holt.

Captain Jack Kennedy, the commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said officers were called to 47th Avenue Northeast in Holt on a welfare check, where they found the homeowner 35-year-old Jessika Lyn Andrews dead.

Kennedy said Andrews had been assaulted and her cause of death appeared to be blunt force.

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The victim's children had been at home and reportedly told police that a man with whom Andrews had a past relationship had been there earlier and left after an argument.

Kennedy also noted that Andrews' car was missing from the scene. It was located hours later, and officers found 40-year-old Jarvos Jermaine Osborne nearby.

He was detained and questioned, and several family members were interviewed. Police also processed the residence, the victim's vehicle and the suspect himself for physical evidence.

Osborne was charged with Capital Murder and committed to the Tuscaloosa County Jail with no bond. Kennedy said the incredibly serious charge was warranted because the suspect had committed domestic violence against the victim before and was under two active restraining orders to have no contact with her.

Kennedy said Osborne has an extensive criminal history in Texas and had also been arrested more than once here in Tuscaloosa County. The two orders were conditions of bond or probation following his October arrest for allegedly harassing the same woman, Andrews, and a January assault against her.

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